Johns Hopkins Structural Biologist Among 125 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Cynthia Wolberger, Ph.D., a structural biologist who unravels how cells use chemical tags to turn genes on and off, is among 125 scientists newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Membership recognizes achievement in science. The organization—with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council—also provides science, technology and health policy advice to the federal government and organizations.
Two other Johns Hopkins University faculty members are also among the 100 new National Academy of Sciences members: Marc Kamionkowski, Ph.D. — the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy — and Robert Moffitt, Ph.D., the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics. Twenty-five foreign associates were elected to the academy as well.